Alec Baldwin: ‘Black People’ Are ‘Afraid Of Trump’

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Alec Baldwin gave a fiery interview with the Hollywood Reporter this week, at one point describing his role playing Donald Trump as “agony.”

But what’s really grabbing headlines this morning are Baldwin’s comments about his relationship with the black community. (RELATED: Alec Baldwin Explains What It’s Like To Play Trump — What He Says May Surprise You)


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The Hollywood Reporter’s Lacey Rose wrote the following:

As we load into the back seat of his SUV, Baldwin’s still buzzing from his exchange with Tyrone. “I don’t know how to say this, and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but” — and here it comes — “ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”

Naturally, Baldwin’s comment ruffled some feathers. (RELATED: Celebrities React To ABC Cancelling ‘Roseanne’)

Alec Baldwin has not commented on the interview since its publication.  (RELATED: Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Alyssa Milano Team Up For Anti-NRA Initiative)

For what it’s worth, Trump has also denounced Baldwin’s impression of him as “agony.”

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